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International Entrepreneurship, SME internationalisation, International Business Strategy, International Marketing Strategy, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Emerging Marketing/Countries

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Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, PhD, SFHEA, is a Senior Lecturer in International Entrepreneurship in the Newcastle Business School. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of British Food Journal where he promotes research in international entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. Previously he was a Lecturer in Business Strategy within the School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, UK. Vahid has also served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Turin, Italy, and a visiting research scholar at the University of Regina, Canada where he contributed to various research projects. Vahid has published many papers in high-quality international journals and publications such as Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Research in International Business and Finance, etc. He is currently a managing guest editor for special issues in the International Journal Entrepreneurship Behavior and Research, British food Journal, and Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. Vahid has served as track chair and presenter for a number of international conferences.

Research interests

Building on the wealth of international entrepreneurship, Vahid is focusing on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). His main research interests are

Drivers of successful internationalisation in different contexts 

External and internal factors toward de-internationalisation of entrepreneurial firms (e.g., born globals)

Knowledge management practices and inter-organisational arrangements among small internationalisers

Digital technology transformation, and new business models for international business venturing in the ear of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0)

Further Information

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


Education/Academic qualification

Business andManagement Studies, PhD, University of Turin

1 Oct 201530 Sep 2018

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

External positions

Q Institute for Higher Education

Dec 2019 → …

University of Turin

1 Nov 20188 Sep 2019

Coventry University

9 Sep 201831 May 2021

University of Regina

1 Feb 201830 Jul 2018


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